Articles tagged with Ecstasy Neurotoxicity

Ecstasy Neurotoxicity

"Neurotoxicity" is a term used frequently in most studies and reports on Ecstasy. Any substance which makes permanent or temporary changes to the central nervous system, and the brain in particular, is deemed "neurotoxic". Note the word "temporary". Neurotoxic does not automatically imply permanent changes. Nor does it necessarily mean "damage" or adverse effects for the human or animal experiencing it. Neurotoxicity is suspected to be at the root of Ecstasy's memory bending effects, specifically the changes in the brain's serotonin (or '5-HT') system.